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In March 1765, Parliament was persuaded by prime minister George Grenville to pass the stamp act. Colonists united in their defiance and founded a secret resistance group known as the Son's of liberty.
After a year after parliament repealed the stamp act, Charles Townshend-the leading government minister at the time decided on a new method of gaining revenue from colonies, which passed parliament in 1767 became known as the Townshend Act, Colonist's boycotted british good's
Presence of British soldiers in the streets of Boston, charged the streets with hostility. Demands for jobs were outweighed by the amount of jobs needed. March 5 1770 was the day when Crispus Attucks and some dockhands clashed arms with soldiers left 4 dock men dead and Crispus dead in the snow.
Lord Frederick north, early 1773 devised the tea act which granted the company the right to sell tea to the colonies free of the taxes that colonial tea sellers had to pay. December 16th 1773 , a group of Boston rebels dressed up as native Americans and threw the tea overboard.
King George the 3rd was infuriated by the tea act since it was the destruction of British property , he pressed the parliament to act. In 1771, Parliament responded by passing a eries of measures that colonists called the intolerable acts.
Colonial leaders form the first Continental congress and draw up declaration of colonial rights.
General gage orders troops to march to Concord , Massachusetts, and seize Colonial weapons. The Colonial Minutemen intercept the British and Engage in battle-First at Lexington and then Concord.
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